Optimism about the COVID-19 Omicron variant

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There is some optimism about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Keith Armitage, MD, infectious disease physician and Medical Director, UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health explains what infectious disease experts know so far.

00:00 Indications from South Africa

00:22 Optimistic speculation

00:42 What if Omicron is more contagious but less severe?

01:18 No advantage for the virus to cause more severe illness


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